I stayed here for one night with my daughter to look at UC Berkeley. The hotel is across the street from the University, set near excellent low priced restaurants, and shops. We were able to check in early - and given a pass for a coffee beverage at the coffee place next door. We were given a corner room on the third floor with two large windows and a balcony. One window looked out at the Bay and we could see the GG bridge. Though it was hot out, the fan and windows kept the room cool. The hotel was charmingly furnished. There's a beautiful front room with what appears to be period furniture. The lobby has a unique green tile floor. My daughter told me she wanted to live at the Bancroft! When we finished our day, we took our books and cold lemonades to the roof top terrace to read. Again, from the roof, a view of the Bay and the GG bridge. In the morning, we had a delicious breakfast - I believe the Bancroft owners also own the next door coffee shop - fresh large pastries, bagels, fruit, coffee. Everything was first rate at the Bancroft.
For the price, the Bancroft is a steal. I love places like this.
- Also Known As:
- Bancroft Hotel Berkeley